West Sussex County Council News Release: Agenda published for WSCC’s planning meeting on April 29
The agenda for West Sussex County Council’s forthcoming planning meeting has been published today, complete with officers’ reports and recommendations.
It can be viewed online at:
The meeting will take place at County Hall North in Horsham on Tuesday, April 29. It has been moved from Chichester due to ongoing repair works to the Council Chamber ceiling.
Councillors are due to consider several applications including one for temporary oil and gas exploration at Lower Stumble Wood near Balcombe and for inert recycling at Burlands Farm near Crawley.
The agenda published today includes officers’ reports into all of the items, and their recommendations which Councillors take into consideration when making their decisions.
The meeting will begin at 10.30am in the Park Suite. Numbers will be limited due to space but the meeting will be webcast live and archived versions of it will also be available to view.
Change of venue for WSCC planning meeting on April 29
The next meeting of West Sussex County Council’s planning committee will take place at County Hall North in Horsham.
The change of venue for the meeting on Tuesday, April 29 is due to on-going repair work to the ceiling in the council chamber at County Hall in Chichester .
The agenda for the meeting will be published and available from http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ from April 17.
Councillors are due to consider several applications including for further oil and gas exploration at Lower Stumble Wood near Balcombe and for inert recycling at Burlands Farm near Crawley .
West Sussex County Council’s planning committee is a meeting held in public.
The meeting will be held in the Park Suite, is due to start at 10.30am, numbers will be limited but the meeting will be webcast live.
The planning committee provides an opportunity for several members of the public who have submitted a representation on an application to directly address the committee with issues of concern to them.
Speakers are allowed up to five minutes to speak. Public speaking at Planning Committee meetings is governed by the protocol on public participation and subject to the discretion of the Planning Committee Chairman.
The agenda, which includes Planning Officers’ Reports and recommendations for each of the items, will be published on April 17 and will be available to view at http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/
The meeting is being webcast live and archived versions of it will also be available to view.
There is a vacancy for an Assistant Youth Worker to join the existing experienced Youth Worker running our thriving village Youth Club on Monday evenings. The job would start after the Easter break on Monday 28 April. If you have recent DBS clearance (old CRB) and would like the position which involves 3 hours per week term-time (at £9/hr) please contact Rosemary Robertson on 01444 811833.
As part of the Neighbourhood Planning process we have produced a Scoping Document which describes how we will undertake the Sustainability Appraisal of any proposed housing sites. You can find the link here as well as details of where to send your comments.
A Parish Council has a duty to respond diligently and thoroughly to all planning applications. A Parish Council’s response must be based objectively on planning issues alone. Balcombe Parish Council’s response to the Cuadrilla application was undertaken on this basis. The OEWG was tasked with making a thorough and detailed review of the application and identifying all planning issues which could be of concern to the community. This work was begun before the results of the consultative ballot were known, and in no way prejudged the results of the poll. The resulting report would have been submitted without any changes regardless of the results of the poll. In addition to detailed comments on planning issues a parish council is entitled to include a statement on the collective opinion of the community. BPC has done this by including the results of the poll in its response to the planning application. The content of the Council’s response to Cuadrilla’s application was approved by the full Council at its meeting on 8th March 2014.
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BPC Comments on WSCC.005.14.BA Cuadrilla Application
BPC have received the results of the Consultative Ballot on Oil and Gas activities in the village which closed on the 20th February. The Oil Working Group will meet on Wednesday 26th February and form a recommendation on the Council’s future policy on hydrocarbon issues. This recommendation will be discussed by the Parish Council at an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council on Saturday 8th March. Balcombe Parish Council will not be issuing any statements on these results until such time as they have been discussed by the full Council.
Please click on the link to see the results.
ERS Results Feb 2014
The Parish Council would like to make it clear that it has not sent out any printed matter, or made any statement in any media, that attempts to influence public opinion relating to the Consultative Ballot. We are aware that interested groups in the village are making representations and canvassing but none of this emanates from Balcombe Parish Council.
Balcombe Parish Council has not and will not attempt to influence how anybody responds.
Please do return the Consultative Ballot by the due date.